Last Will

Doug Smith is on his deathbed and knows  the end is near. His nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2  sons, are with him.
He  asks for 2 witnesses to be  present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes, and  when all is ready he begins to speak:
My son, “Bernie, I want you to take  the  Mayfair houses.””
My daughter “Sybil, you take the  apartments over in the east end.””
My son, “Jamie, I want you to take the  offices over in the City Centre.”
“Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the  residential buildings on the banks of the river.”
The nurse  and witnesses are  blown away as they did not realize his extensive holdings,  and as Doug  slips away,  the nurse says, “Mrs. Smith, your husband must have been such a  hard-working man to have accumulated all this property”.
Sarah replies, “Property ? …. the idiot had a paper route!”
Above is from the email inbox.

Noticing An Early Change

I have been noticing for the past few days, the leaves on different trees, are slowly changing to autumnal colors. Since it is August 23, I do think it is odd for the leaves to be changing so early. Around this part of the state, the change usually begins in mid to late September, or early October.

For the past week or so, the nights have been cool, and throw in the rain, which there has been a quite a bit. So could be a possibility of the change coming early. Then again, or could mean nothing, short of an earlier arrival of winter.